2009 HD Road King from Ohio to Alaska and back..

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Gordon, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Gordon

    Gordon MC Rider

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    Here we are

    Gordon and Toni[​IMG]
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  2. Gordon

    Gordon MC Rider

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    Here is the Bike[​IMG]
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  3. Gordon

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    So before I go any further how do you make the photos smaller ? But most important is anyone interested in another Alaska ride report?
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  4. RickS

    RickS Been here awhile

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    No clue on pics, but yes on report. How did the Harley handle it?
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  5. Jim K.

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    Always room for one more. Bring it on!
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  6. GAS GUY

    GAS GUY MILE EATER

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    Of course we are interested.
    The pictures look good large.Better they are large than too small.
    How do you like the RK after riding the Bmw ?
    Do you get much buffeting from the windshield and how tall are you ?
    I have owned a Electra glide and Road glide but never even rode a Road king.If I bought another Harley I would like a RK if the airflow was ok.
    Where in Ohio are you from?
    I grew up in Genoa, Ohio (NW) but ride all over Ohio, especially SE.
    I look forward to your report.
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  7. ozmoses

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    Let's go!!
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  8. Gordon

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    We live in Mentor, Ohio. The RK performed flawlessly. I am 5ft 8.5 inches tall. People complain about the buffeting but I don't have a problem. Can't forget that .5 inch its important. This is my 3rd HD. I still have my R1100RSL and ride it regularly. They are both very good machines just different. I enjoy them both.
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  9. Gordon

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  10. Gordon

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    I went alone and had a ball. The start of the Stewart Cassair HW. It was a muddy mess slippery as snot and took me 12 1/2 hours to go 275 miles.

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  11. Gordon

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    I really liked this MC a lot.

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  12. foxtrapper

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    Oh, you have *got* to explain the file cabinet like thing that looks like it's laying on your helmet and handlebars.

    And as a Road King owner and Harley semi-novice (only semi because I've had one almost a year now), I'd love to hear how you found the ride on the bike.
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  13. Gordon

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    That's a bear proof garbage can. It isn't actually on the bike although it does kinda look like it is. We are at a road side rest on the Hudson Hope Loop Taking some photos. These cans are on the side of the road for trash.
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  14. Gordon

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    Fuse block with the maxi fuse removed so I can change the fuel filter in the gas tank.[​IMG]
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  15. Gordon

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    This is the old filter beside the knew filter. The one I replaced had about 27K miles on it.

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  16. Gordon

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    This is where it hides

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  17. Gordon

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    I also did a compensator upgrade this summer I installed the Screaming Eagle Compensator. This is where it goes.

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  18. Gordon

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  20. Gordon

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    I also installed the Fi2000 Power Pro Auto Tune Unit, a Rush 2 into one header with a 2.5 inch pipe along with the Screaming Eagle Air Cleaner Upgrade made a big difference in performance. Everybody likes to make a little noise :wink:
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